The river originates near Narasimha Parvatha and passes through Agumbe forests and flows near Hebri, Barkur and joins Suvarna river, before joining Arabian sea. Water flow in the river rises to high levels during monsoon rains. The river and its smaller tributaries have made several water falls like Kudlu falls, Barkana falls, Jomlu Thirtha falls. River rafting is undertaken by adventure lovers during June to October, with the coordination of Government agencies.
Camouflage !! Green vine snake - it's diurnal and mildly venomous . When disturbed, the snake expands its body to show a black and white scale marking .
Locals call it "eye plucker" in Tamil and other Indian vernacular as its known to stare and strike the eyes when picked up! The victim , it is believed, can become blind !
It's venom is moderately potent, can cause swelling, bruising and numbness .
This species is "viviparous-- gives birth to young that grow within the body of the mother , enclosed within the shell membrane -- isn't that interesting? ! #snake#reptiles#greensnake#greenvinesnake#agumbe#karnataka#canon#canonlover#canonlens#canon180macro